Officers

Dina O’Leary MBA, FACHE – President

Dina O’Leary first became involved in ACHE as a Healthcare MBA student at the University of Dallas.  The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter sponsored a mentor-ship program as well as a scholarship to attend Congress for students and that was enough to get her interested.  In Dallas she managed a mental health practice without walls which under her stewardship grew from 20 providers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to over 100 providers covering all of North Texas and Oklahoma City.  She relocated to Seattle, her husband’s hometown and closer to her parents in Idaho, in 2000 and searched out the local ACHE chapter, Puget Sound Healthcare Executives Forum.  In Seattle she worked for Children’s Hospital, Premera Blue Cross and then Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  She attended PSHEF meetings regularly and later became Chapter Secretary/Membership/Newsletter through the transition from PSHEF to WSHEF, earning first her CHE and later FACHE credential along the way.  Stepping back from the WSHEF board for a few years, she focused on her family, which grew to include three children.  She also has been busy with many community activities including Rotary and leadership positions in her church and her children’s school.  After nearly 14 years at Northwest Hospital her career took an unusual turn and she is now in Strategic Sourcing at Nordstrom.  Healthcare still plays a roll as she supports the Nordstrom Employee Benefits and Prosthesis programs. Dina is looking forward to a great year as WSHEF President.   “We have a strong, committed board with some amazing ideas and fantastic plans taking shape – Please join us!”

 

William J. Reid, FACHE – Interim Treasurer

Bill is Senior Vice President of Product Management and Chief Information Security Officer, where he oversees the strategy of SCI’s product portfolio as well as the company’s security and privacy functions. Bill joins SCI from a long background in healthcare and health technology. He has held a number of leadership roles at companies including Group Health Cooperative, Microsoft and Numera. At Group Health, his Care Management organization introduced groundbreaking methods for management of inpatients and chronic care groups, resulting in significant savings and improvements in quality. During his tenure at Microsoft, Bill was a leading expert on HIPAA in the Healthcare National Consulting Practice, and was key member of the HealthVault and Amalga teams, including partnering with the Mayo Clinic to build the Mayo Clinic Health Manager application, which brought together the Microsoft platform with the expertise of the Mayo Clinic.

At Numera, a medical device and remote patient monitoring company, he led the product management of its FDA Class 2 system, and served as both Chief Privacy and Security Officer. He is board certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and was a founding member, and past president, of the Washington Chapter. Bill serves as advisor to several technology companies and has been a mentor for healthcare startup companies in both TechStars and DreamIT Ventures. Reid has a Master’s of Science from Tufts University, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a certificate in healthcare ethics from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

 

Pam Rock, FACHE– President Elect

Pam Rock is a seasoned healthcare professional with a background in service line management, strategy, program and business development, and marketing. She has a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in health education from the University of Utah. She currently serves as the Vice President, Medical Service Lines and Specialty Programs at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for the growth and development of the various medical sub-specialty programs, oversees Seattle Children’s partnerships with community hospitals for neonatology and hospital medicine contracted professional services, and has oversight for regional business development and outreach activities in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Prior to joining Seattle Children’s, she served as the Cancer Center Director at Overlake Medical Center.

Pam currently serves on the Washington State Healthcare Executive Forum Board (WSHEF), and has served in the past as President and Board member. She also serves on the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Board and is an active member of the Mercer Island Chamber. She has served in other community leadership roles such as Chair and member of the Mercer Island Arts Council. She resides on Mercer Island with her husband and has two grown boys.

 

 Lori Nomura, JD – Secretary

Lori Nomura is an attorney at the law firm Foster Pepper PLLC, where she has practiced exclusively health care law for over twenty years.  Lori represents health care entities across the state of Washington on matters including mergers and acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures, Medicare and Medicaid payment, and regulatory compliance.  She has been an active board member of the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum for several years serving as the board secretary and chair of the communications committee since 2013.

Lori has held board positions with numerous other nonprofit health care organizations such as the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys and Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Lori lives in Seattle with her husband and two children and enjoys cooking, running and watching club soccer.

 

Martin Benning, MHA, FACHE – Immediate Past President